Come to the Preschool Fair!

We are off to a great start for 2016!  

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If you are a family with young children ready for preschool please check out the link below.  Preschools from all over the Clark County area will be at the 2016 Preschool Fair!  So check out their information and come join us! 🙂

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1636476286606893/

 

 

 

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Join Me on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 for a Tour!

Dear Families of preschool aged children,

Please pencil me in for this Saturday, May 30th, 2015!  The Marigold School of Early Learning will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a tour!

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If there is a better time for you to stop buy please check out my Contact page and send me an email or give me a call!  I will be happy to schedule a tour that works for you! 🙂

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Autumn will be on us quicker than a blink so scope out your local preschools and find an Early Learning environment that will fill the needs of your young three, four of five year old child!

Play-based learning gives your child a strong foundation for the long school career ahead of each girl and boy, so jump on board and be an advocate for Early Learning! 🙂

Heidi, The Marigold School of Early Learning!

Simple Provocations

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As an adult I have many invisible barriers in my mind.  Those barriers have been created by myself, my family, my educational upbringing and my society.  It takes more effort for me to break down those invisible barriers than it does a child, who’s mind is still open and free to construct knowledge in a pure and unbiased form.

I can not change the fact that as an adult I have to break down barriers to my continued learning and creativity, but I can prevent new ones from forming and I can break down any preconceived ideas I have and allow my mind to openly and freely continue the life long journey of learning.

Early Childhood Education is my catalyst, what is your? 🙂

Heidi, The Marigold School of Early Learning

 

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What Would You DO?

“Hmm…what can I do with paper, pencil and scissors?”                                                                              Preschool Pics 096

“I can draw anything I want.  Then I can use my handy scissors to cut in any direction I want.  OR, I could crumple the paper, twist it, shred it, make little balls…oh, I need a bowl or basket to carry my balls in!  Then I can go around and show my friends and then maybe they will help me make more balls and we could then say they are berries!  Yes, that is what I will do.  Oh, I want to tell my story…I need my Teacher, she can write my words for me.”

Just looking at this picture seems like a pretty simple scenario, yet there are so many different ideas and directions a child might explore with three simple tools.  Tools sometimes are simple, yet the hand and mind controlling them are much more complicated. 🙂

What scenarios, provocations have you set up recently that the children took in directions you the Teacher or Parent never imagined?  Please share your stories, I would love to read about them too! 🙂

Heidi, The Marigold School of Early Learning 

The Marigold School of Early Learning

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Hi,

I hope this is the right thread to post under.

I opened The Marigold School of Early Learning, a small-in home morning preschool this school year and I am looking to connect families wanting a quality early learning school for their young children ages 3-5.  Please take some time to check out my web site and email or call the school number if you have any questions.  I would love to hear from families in Clark County that may travel into West Vancouver or Portland and need a preschool close by their work, or homes if they live here in West Vancouver.  I follow a Constructivist educational theory and am inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Thank you and have a great day!

Heidi Scott

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Rhododendrons!

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I always forget how quickly spring flowers come and how in one blink they can be gone.  I ran outside to capture one of my favorite rhododendrons in my yard.  I don’t know the name of this one.  I love the violet color! 

If anyone has a favorite color please share! 🙂  Also, I may do a post on how I set up a fun provocation for preschool aged children using rhododendrons and other lovely flowers. 🙂

Heidi